Unicorns are the Beasts of the Business World.

Hi Everyone Today We will Talk About Unicorn Startups.

Startups Valued at $1 Billion or More are Called Unicorns. Once Considered the Stuff Of Myth, there are Now Over 180+ Unicorn Companies In the Market.

United States Based (US) Shopping Site Jet.com Holds the Unicorn Speed Record

Its $1 Billion Valuation Occurred In 4 Months After It Was Founded.

Only 4 Companies Achieved this in Under A Year, and Only 20 Companies are Able to Achieve this Within 2 Years.

In the List of 10 Companies that Achieved the Fastest Unicorn Status 7 are the Chinese Companies and Rest 3 are American Companies.

The Current Biggest Unicorn Uber took 4 Years & 6 Months to be a Unicorn.

Top 10 Startups that Got to Unicorn Status the Fastest:

  • Jet.com (US)
    • Shopping Website with Real-Time Pricing Algorithm
    • July 2015
    • 4 Months
  • Rong 360 (China)
    • Online Loan Provider
    • March 2015
    • 7 Months
  • Apus Group (China)
    • Android App Development Firm
    • June 2014
    • 7 Months
  • BeiBei (China)
    • E-Commerce Platform Selling Products for Mothers and Infants
    • April 2014
    • 10 Months
  • Lashou.com (China)
    • Website Offering Deals on Local Goods & Services
    • March 2010
    • 1 Year
  • Iwjw (China)
    • Online Real Estate Market Place
    • June 2014
    • 1 Year
  • Illumio (US)
    • Data Centre & Networking Security Company
    • June 2013
    • 1 Year
  • 58 Daojia (China)
    • Online Provider of Same day Cleaning, Delivery Service
    • September 2014
    • 1 Year 1 Month
  • Lamabang (China)
    • Social Network for Mothers
    • December 2013
    • 1 Year 3 Months
  • Uptake (US)
    • Industrial Analytics Company
    • June 2014
    • 1 Year 4 Months

Time Indian Firms took to be Unicorns:

  • Ola Cabs
    • 3 Years 10 Months
  • Snapdeal
    • 4 Years 4 Months
  • Flipkart
    • 4 Years 11 Months
  • ShopClues
    • 5 Years
  • Zomato
    • 7 Years
  • InMobi
    • 7 Years
  • Quikr
    • 7 Years 3Months
  • Mu Sigma
    • 9 Years
  • One97 Communications (Paytm Came in 2010)
    • 14 Years 5 Months

51 Most Popular Unicorns

Sr.No

Company

Valuation

Industry

Headquarter

01.

Uber

$62-68B

Cab Aggregator San Francisco, California, US

02.

ANT Financial

$60B

E-commerce, Advertising, Payments Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

03.

Xiaomi

$45-46B

Consumer Electronics Beijing, China

04.

Didi Chuxing

$16-33.8B

Cab Aggregator Beijing, China

05.

Airbnb

$25-30B

Lodging San Francisco, California, US

06.

Palantir Technologies

$20B

Big Data Palo Alto, California, US

07.

Lu.com

$10-20B

Fintech Shanghai, China

08.

Snapchat

$16-19B

Social Media Venice, California, US

09.

China Internet Plus Holding

$15-18B

E-commerce Marketplace Beijing, China

10.

Meituan – Dianping

$18B

Online Deals Beijing, China

11.

WeWork

$10-16.9B

Real Estate, Facilities, Co-working Space New York, US

12.

Flipkart

$15-16B

E-commerce Marketplace Bengaluru, India

13.

SpaceX

$12B

Space Travel Hawthorne, California, US

14.

Pintrest

$11B

Social Media San Francisco, California, US

15.

Dropbox

$10-10.4B

Cloud Storage San Francisco, California, US

16.

Infor

$10B

Internet Software & Services San Francisco, California, US

17.

DJI Innovations

$8-10B

Hardware Beijing, China

18.

Stripe

$5-10B

Fintech San Francisco, California, US

19.

Theranos

$9B

Laboratory Services

Palo Alto, California, US

20.

Spotify

$8.5B

Internet Software & Services Stockholm, Sweden

21.

Snapdeal

$5-7B

E-commerce Marketplace New Delhi, India

22.

Lyft

$5.5B

Cab Aggregator San Francisco, California, US

23.

Intarcia Therapeutics

$2-5.5B

Healthcare Boston, US

24.

Ola Cabs

$5B

Cab Aggregator Bengaluru, India

25.

Coupang

$5B

E-commerce Marketplace Seoul, South Korea

26.

One97 Comm’s (Paytm)

$1.8-4.8B

Fintech, Payments New Delhi, India

27.

Magic Leap

$2-4.5B

VR/AR Dania, US

28.

Cloudera

$1.4-4.4B

Big Data Palo Alto, California, US

29.

GrabTaxi

$1.6-3B

Cab Aggregator Singapore

30.

Slack

$2.9-3.8B

Software San Francisco, California, US

31.

Evernote

$1.2-2B

Internet Software & Services Redwood City, California, US

32.

Bla Bla Car

$1.2-1.6B

Cab Aggregator Paris, France

33.

MuSigma

$1.5B

Big Data Nothbrook, Illinois, US

34.

Hike

$1.4B

Social Media New Delhi, India

35.

Jet

$1.4B

E-commerce Marketplace Hoboken, N.J

36.

Shopclues

$1.1B

E-commerce Marketplace Gurgaon, India

37.

TangoMe

$1.5-1.1B

Social Media Mountain View, California, US

38.

Uptake

$1.1B

Big Data Chicago, Illinois, US

39.

Shazam

$1B

Mobile Software & Services New York, US

40.

BeiBei

$1B

E-commerce Marketplace Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

41.

InMobi

$1-2.5B

Adtech San Francisco, California, US

42.

Iwjw.com

$1B

E-commerce Marketplace Shanghai, China

43.

Rong360

$1B

Fintech Beijing, China

44.

Apus Group

$1B

Android App Beijing, China

45.

Illumio

$1B

Cyber Security Sunnyvale, California, US

46.

Avast Software

$1B

Cyber Security Prague, Czech Republic

47.

Funding Circle

$1B

Financial Services London, United Kingdom

48.

Glassdoor

$1B

Internet Software & Services Sausalito, California, US

49.

Vox Media

$1B

Media New York, US

50.

58Daojia

$1B

E-commerce Marketplace Beijing, China

51.

Lamabang

$1B

E-commerce Marketplace Beijing, China

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